Bembel-B Blog

2005/09/27

Warning, fine art ahead!

Here’s just a small fraction of art I love for many years. I tried – and failed – to focus on less known artists with publicly available works.
This listing is in alphabetical order. The hyperlinks at the artists’ names point to their official website where available. The works named beside are only meant as an example and not representative. And well, cartoons and humorists are completely missing.

oil paint palette

Comics

Frank Margerin from France – Lucien
Comics. English infos here.

Walter Moers from Germany – Das Kleine Arschloch (The Little Asshole)
Comics and film scripts and novels.

Filming

Chris Cunningham from England – Rubber Johnny
Short films and music videos.

Music

Aphex Twin from England – Come to Daddy, Druksq
One of the “gods” of the electronic music scene. His style varies mainly from ambient, techno, electronic, drill-and-bass to experimental sound collages.

Bogdan Raczynski from USA plays crazy experimental electronic and drill-and-bass like tunes with pitch-shifted vocals partly in Japanese. Melodies often remind me of nursery rhymes.

Einstürzende Neubauten from Germany plays some sort of experimental industrial. They partly use unique do-it-yourself instruments and have very poetic lyrics. Their singer Blixa Bargeld holds poetry lectures at an university in Berlin for students.

Farmer’s Market from Norway plays a mixture of all sorts of musical styles with focus on Bulgarian-Balkan-jazz on a very high technical level. You can find free audio and video recordings of whole concerts on their website.

Les Claypool from USA plays mostly variations of weird funky rock music. He’s one of the most virtuoso bass guitar players I know of. He is best known as a member of the prime Primus. There’s a nice Wikipedia article about him.
You can find free legal BitTorrent seeds of concert audio recordings at etree.org amongst many other bands and artists! Or you may purchase some live sets online at primuslive.com and c2b3live.com.

Nine Inch Nails from USA plays industrial very sophisticatedly produced and sometimes with beautiful melodies and harmonies. On their website you can find music videos, concert clips and even a multitrack version of one of their latest tracks to reuse/remix freely.

Paintings, photographs, installations

Alex Grey from USA – Sacred Mirrors
Contemplary psychedelic paintings and performances.

Gregory Crewdson from USA
Photographs.

Jonathan Meese from Germany – Képi Blank, nackt
Paintings and installations and performances.

Writers

Aldous Huxley from England
Works freely available at Project Gutenberg.

Douglas Adams from England

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe from Germany
Works freely available at Project Gutenberg.

Copyright notice

The photograph showing an oil paint palette used in this entry is in the Public Domain and thus free of any Copyright restrictions. The content is provided by Michael Connors and Morguefile and has the ref id# 1082255024.

ChangeLog

[2006-04-23: Add tags.]

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